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Radical Reconstruction
Tenure of Office Act
• Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act
• It forbade the president from dismissing
cabinet members...
Edwin Stanton
• The House of Representatives impeach
Johnson and it went to the Senate for trial
• Needed a 2/3 vote to remove Johnson
•...
Reconstruction Amendments
• 13th Amendment: Abolition of Slavery
• 14th Amendment: guarantee of citizen rights
• 15th Amendment: Guarantee of voting rights
Military Reconstruction Act
• Imposed military occupation on the South
• Tennessee was exempt
Each state had to:
1. Write a new constitution (where everyone
got to vote)
2. Pass the 14th amendment
• When they did that, the army would be
removed.
Freedman’s Bureau
• Developed to aid the blacks with food,
clothing and schools
• Also worked to counteract the Black Code...
Freedman’s Union Industrial School
Radical Republicans in the South
• Carpetbaggers:
northern radicals
who moved to the
South
• Scalawags: Southern radicals
• How did the radical republicans stay in office
in the South?
• Confederates were denied the right to vote
(called disfra...
Sharecropping
Sharecroppers farmed small plots of land owned
by planters and paid their annual rent for the
use of the lan...
Ku Klux Klan
• Designed to keep blacks from exercising their
newly gained political rights
• Ku Klux Klan act of 1871 – ai...
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  • Only made a profit 2 out of 25 years
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    1. 1. Radical Reconstruction
    2. 2. Tenure of Office Act • Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act • It forbade the president from dismissing cabinet members without the consent of the Senate • The radicals were trying to protect Secretary of War Edwin Stanton • Johnson dismisses him anyway!
    3. 3. Edwin Stanton
    4. 4. • The House of Representatives impeach Johnson and it went to the Senate for trial • Needed a 2/3 vote to remove Johnson • They were 1 vote short
    5. 5. Reconstruction Amendments • 13th Amendment: Abolition of Slavery
    6. 6. • 14th Amendment: guarantee of citizen rights
    7. 7. • 15th Amendment: Guarantee of voting rights
    8. 8. Military Reconstruction Act • Imposed military occupation on the South • Tennessee was exempt
    9. 9. Each state had to: 1. Write a new constitution (where everyone got to vote) 2. Pass the 14th amendment
    10. 10. • When they did that, the army would be removed.
    11. 11. Freedman’s Bureau • Developed to aid the blacks with food, clothing and schools • Also worked to counteract the Black Codes passed in the South
    12. 12. Freedman’s Union Industrial School
    13. 13. Radical Republicans in the South • Carpetbaggers: northern radicals who moved to the South
    14. 14. • Scalawags: Southern radicals
    15. 15. • How did the radical republicans stay in office in the South? • Confederates were denied the right to vote (called disfranchisement)
    16. 16. Sharecropping Sharecroppers farmed small plots of land owned by planters and paid their annual rent for the use of the land with part of the crop they grew.
    17. 17. Ku Klux Klan • Designed to keep blacks from exercising their newly gained political rights • Ku Klux Klan act of 1871 – aim by Congress to curb the power of the Klan
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